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The nearest port is in Karachi, Pakistan, where fuel for U. From there, commercial trucks transport the fuel through Pakistan and Afghanistan, sometimes changing carriers.

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Fuel is then transferred to storage locations in Afghanistan for movement within the country. Military transport is used to distribute fuel to forward operating bases. For many remote locations, this means fuel supplies must be provided by air. One of the most expensive ways to supply fuel is by transporting it in bladders carried by helicopter; the amount that can be flown at one time can barely satisfy the need for fuel. The cheapest way to transport fuel is usually by ship. Other reasonable methods to provide fuel are by rail and pipeline.

The prices go up exponentially when aircraft are used, according to congressional sources.

The Commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. The fully burdened cost of fuel accounts for the cost of transporting it to where it is needed, said Kevin Geiss, program director for energy security in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment. And moving fuel by convoy or even airlift is expensive, according to the Army news release from July 16, which quoted Geiss.

Energy consumed by a combat vehicle may not even be for actual mobility of the vehicle, Geiss said, but instead to run the systems onboard the vehicle, including the communications equipment and the cooling systems to protect the electronics onboard.

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Some 8o percent of U. According to a Government Accountability Office report published earlier this year, 44 trucks and , gallons of fuel were lost due to attacks or other events while delivering fuel to Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan in June alone. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This book is one emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. A no holds barred look at life on the front lines from the men and women who are there. It transports you from your safe home to an unfamiliar landscape, thousands of miles from the ones you love.

Where it's incredibly hot by day and freezing cold at night. Where nothing can be taken for granted. From the start of their tour in Sept til the end of it in March , this book covers the highs and lows of life of on the front lines.

The stories behind the news headlines. From Christmas dinner cooked and served by the CO to the excitement of a major operation.

$ per gallon gas to drive debate over cost of war in Afghanistan | TheHill

Routine things like night duty, setting up a vet clinic or a local meet and greet with the village elders. To the sudden death of a friend and colleague. Reading this over the beginning of November, with my poppy still on my desk, and as another death on the front line was announced, had me alternately smiling and in tears. Watching it on the news is one thing, being transported there, standing with those soldiers as they watch the coffin of someone who was at their side only a few short hours ago being repatriated, before going back out on patrol, shows the war in a different light.

These men and women risk everything to bring hope and life to a nation. A job like none other brings risks, but incredible rewards as children can play safely and markets can reopen and schools rebuilt. Definitely not for the faint hearted, but this book is a keeper.


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Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. It arrived on time and in very good condition and the book gives a good picture of operations in Afghan.

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I would not particularly recommend the book to anyone but anyone interested in the Afghan war will get it. J Walker. Format: Kindle Edition. This is a must read - you'll be taken past the sanitized media coverage to the day to day lives of those who were there for real.

Battlefield blood drops – getting blood farther forward as safely as possible

From tales of Christmas turkey to acts of heroism, from fun and "banter" to sudden death and the feeling of loss, it's a rollercoaster for the emotions. But underpinning it all is the hope that exists - everyone who tells their story will do hoping that they are doing the best for the local population. That thew end result will be for the best - for the Afghanis - and not the insurgents whose shocking attitude to the lives of the indigenous people is laid bare! You should also feel proud to read about the bravery of the troops - and thank heavens it's not you that is there!

Afghanistan is definitely a land of hope and glory - and if you feel otherwise then don't read this book - it isn't for you! See all 3 reviews. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Verified Purchase. Illuminates with clarity the way in which social media have become a site for propaganda.